Seems like your spotter had a great time with you there.
anyways.... nice video, have to have balls to stand under a bar with 500lbs.
ahh. good post i wasn't aware of that. i'm not debating at all that ATG is harder and is more impressive, but all i'm saying is that these are legit squats as each rep is at parallel. but i hear you on the ATG squats. something for me to work on
word on the belts and wraps. i never use them on sets that are anything less than maximal effort.Quote
like i said with tim. i agree with you guys that lower is better and it's something i can work towards still though i think my reps were solid for a first effort at it
dude you're just coming off as whiny and needlessly hating. every one of those reps were parallel. despite what you may believe, you yourself go to parallel. all your squats are legit and your form flawless, but you don't go lower than what you just saw. i don't know what else to tell you.
i'm not going to continue an argument here. it's pointless.
I know you can do it, but again, don't reject criticism. It is your best tool to get an honest assessment and better yourself.
I don't know about ATG being more impressive. I was squatting 180kg for 8-10 when I switched over to the full ROM. The most I've done since is 165kg for 2-5(hammys to calves). That's a huge difference in weight. I'm definitely not going to be having 225kg on my shoulders anytime soon
What I do think though is that since my knee injury that I can do without the absolute biggest squat and take the full ROM. Less weight, less stress and it makes me concentrate harder on my form.
Man those squats (parallel or not, how the others are saying) are very heavy, props on that. As for you, i agree with someone's above question: if you felt those squats in your quads, and they worked well for you, that's what it matters after all. Congrats once again man, you look huge!
^wut? proof! :keke:
Nice squats duality, i think you hit parallel, and for doing 500 lbs for the first time they were solid, i myself try to go ATG all the time but when u are the max set its hard so I only go to a bit bellow parallel if i feel i wont come up if i go all the way down
Solid man! keep it up!